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Teushpa was an early 7th-century BC king of the Cimmerians but is also mentioned as king of the Umman-Manda according to King Esarhaddon's inscriptions. In 679 BC, he commanded the Cimmerians in battle against the Assyrians under Esarhaddon, but lost the battle.[1]

His name recalls that of his contemporary Teispes (Chishpish) of the Achaemenids, though they do not seem to be etymlogically related.[2]


  1. ^ Rea, The Assyrian Exile: Israel's Legacy in Captivity, p. 91-95
  2. ^ http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/cispis-opers